University of California, Riverside

UC-Mexico Initiative


Two UCR Students

The USMEX has great new opportunities for this Spring quarter!

Fulbright-Garcia Robles Mexico Studies Chair at the UC San Diego

The chosen researcher will be able to work with students, faculty, and experts in public policy to cultivate knowledge and educate in topics involving Mexico. This scholar will also participate in the USMEX Fellows Program.

USMEX Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

Many of the UC San Diego Fellows will be presenting their research and dissertation chapters which they have been working on since their residency at the university.

Conference on Housing Across Boarders

This conference is looking forward to discuss housing in Mexico and the US together and look for connections. With this conversation they hope to extract lessons that can lead to test their ideas about what housing and city mean.

Click here to view the flyer for more information. 

New RFP: Fondo Sectorial CONACYT-Secretaria de Energia: Fondo Sustentabilidad  2017 Proyectos de Colaboración en Eficiencia Energética, en cooperación con la Universidad de California

This new call for proposals targets energy efficiency, with a focus on buildings and cities. The request for proposal requires that Mexican institutions collaborate with the University of California to work together toward a common long-term goal. Proposals are due 21 June 2017. The current RFP is available in Spanish, see here; and both an English version and FAQ of the RFP are forthcoming.

President Napolitano visits Mexico along with other UC Representatives

President Napolitano visited Mexico March 29-31, 2017. There were three main goals for this visit: 1) strengthen the collaboration with Mexican Institutions for higher education in order to move forward with solutions for the critical issues that are affecting the quality of life on both sides of the border; 2) strengthen the partnerships between health- and energy-academic research as well as moving forward with the exchange of faculty and students between UC’s and Mexican Universities; and 3) discuss outcomes from the UC Mexico Initiative.

President Napolitano was accompanied by Chair of the Regents Monica Lozano, UC San Diego Dean Al Pisano, UC Santa Barbara Professor Dave Auston, UCOP CNI Director David Phillips, UC Los Angeles Professor Patricia Gándara, UCEAP Executive Director Vivian Nyitray, and UCEAP Program Director Karen Mead.

Congratulations UCSD Center for US Mexican Studies for hosting the first COMEXUS chair of the UC System!!!

The UC San Diego Center for U.S. Mexican Studies co-launches the Mexico Studies chair. A new U.S. Studies Chair will also be implemented at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.  Both positions are meant to promote cooperation between the Mexican school system and the US school system. This will be a 5-year partnership in which scholars will be competing to be selected to work doing research with students, faculty, and experts in public policy to bring awareness to the issues that Mexico is facing. To read more please click here



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